The Montmorency cherry tree is a sour cherry that bears a large crop of red fruit in June. The firm juicy fruit has yellow flesh and is medium-large. This is a very old pie cherry variety developed in France in the 1600s. It is the most planted cherry tree in North America. While the fruit can be eaten fresh, it is usually used for baking or drying.
This tree will have an oval shape and grow to different sizes depending on the graft. Semi-dwarfs will grow to be 12 to 15 feet tall. It is self-pollinating but will produce a larger crop with a pollinator.